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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 01:33 PM
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chrysler $2.99 gas deal for 3 years.. Looks good....

I am sure that most of you by now heard by now of the deal that chrisler has of Gas at $2.99 a gallon warranted for 3 years, with the purchase of a new vehicle. So at a glance this looks like a good deal, but there has to be a catch with all this. I am sure that they are not taking this hit head on, that would cost the company millions if not billions of dollars.

Maybe they are incurring all the gas coast in the warranty part of the vehicle. They claim that the prices of the cars have stayed the same, to be hones I haven't checked on that.

All I can say is that I wish I would be paying $2.99 at this time for gas, I am going to fill up in a few hours I think I will be paying $3.87.

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Well thats my point I am not sure how Chrysler plans to pay $3 a gallon if the gas goes up to $6, they probably got something under their sleeves that we are not aware of.
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I think this is a really bad idea and people will still fall for it. For the most part, it might save you ~3000-3500 or so bucks over t he long run if you drive 10k miles a year. The thing is, you're probably buying something a tad more efficient for hte long run and not something that only gets 20 mpg. Generally, its pretty easy to make up the money with something else or fine a rebate on some other car or something.

I just don't think its a good idea...if you're lucky and get 3 years out of this and then it ends, you're stuck with a 20 mpg vehicle and 5-6 buck gas.

On the other hand...43 mpg over the last week with my civic and had to drop $41 in it yesterday. Only thing that makes me happy about this is the guys who have to drop $100 every week for gas =]

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I think this is a really bad idea and people will still fall for it. For the most part, it might save you ~3000-3500 or so bucks over t he long run if you drive 10k miles a year. The thing is, you're probably buying something a tad more efficient for hte long run and not something that only gets 20 mpg. Generally, its pretty easy to make up the money with something else or fine a rebate on some other car or something.

I just don't think its a good idea...if you're lucky and get 3 years out of this and then it ends, you're stuck with a 20 mpg vehicle and 5-6 buck gas.

On the other hand...43 mpg over the last week with my civic and had to drop $41 in it yesterday. Only thing that makes me happy about this is the guys who have to drop $100 every week for gas =]
Is that a regular Civic or a hybrid civic? Damn 43 I am getting 28 with my mazda 6 and that is driving like a 90 year old drives.
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yesterday i was in my friends car and she had to put $76 in to fill up. i have to put in like $55 a week in my truck, which is bad enough. some people are getting ridiculously rich off of these high gas prices
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All I can say is that I wish I would be paying $2.99 at this time for gas, I am going to fill up in a few hours I think I will be paying $3.87.

$3.87? Wow, that would cause line-ups around the block here.

Today's price is $1.28/litre CDN, which works out to $4.86/us gal.

You're paying about $1.01/litre, a price we haven't seen in Eastern Canada since Hurricane Katrina. And we're a freakin' oil exporter!

Let's face, the days of cheap gas are over. And with their end will come the inevitable rise in prices for everything.

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Shit, I had no idea that Canada had worse oil prices than we do. That kind of sucks specially with those cold winters you guys need more energy than we do to stay warm and alive.

Of what I have seen New Jersey has some of the lowest prices in gas.
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Shit, I had no idea that Canada had worse oil prices than we do.
Seriously?

Most places in the world have worse gas prices than the US and have had them for a long time. No offense intended, but what you're feeling now at the US pump (in terms of a % of your income) is nothing new to the rest of the world (except maybe Canada, we've had it pretty good too)

Unfortunately, here in North America, we're going to feel a significant economic and cultural impact. Our cities, our suburbs, our lives and our countries are based around the car. We have a disdain for mass transit and a love for our lawns and our personal independence. We haven't ever been very serious about providing/supporting alternatives.

Here's a partial list from CNN giiving prices in USD/US gallon

Netherlands Amsterdam $6.48
Norway Oslo $6.27
Italy Milan $5.96
Denmark Copenhagen $5.93
Belgium Brussels $5.91
Sweden Stockholm $5.80
United Kingdom London $5.79
Germany Frankfurt $5.57
France Paris $5.54
Portugal Lisbon $5.35
Hungary Budapest $4.94
Luxembourg $4.82
Croatia Zagreb $4.81
Ireland Dublin $4.78
Switzerland Geneva $4.74
Spain Madrid $4.55
Japan Tokyo $4.24
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I knew about Europe being higher than everywhere else but not about Canada. But you see the issue mass transit, just like you said. Take Florida for example there is no system of mass trasit at all, yes some buses but thats it. We are stuck with driving in my case over 40 miles daily.
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Check this out....

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This fucking forum is taking forever to load, the server must be having some problems...

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